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Not just cycling photos! . . . . .
don't just take cycling photos! In
fact, apart from my trips to the Tour and the occasional Classic,
I spend a lot more time taking landscape photos, mostly in my own
'back yard' of North Yorkshire.
Visit my home page: www.davelawrance.co.uk
Also my new landscapes wallpaper page: www.northernlandscape.co.uk
UK Cyclo Sportive Events:
Etape du Dales (Yorkshire Dales) - Starts and finishes
at Grassington and takes in the climbs of Fleet Moss, The Buttertubs,
Tan Hill and the Coal Road (Garsdale-Dent).
Fred Whitton Challenge (Lake
District) - Starting & finishing at Coniston, the
route includes Ambleside, Kirkstone Pass, Patterdale, Troutbeck
(north), Keswick, Borrowdale, Honister Pass, Buttermere, Newlands
Pass, Braithwaite,Whinlatter Pass, Loweswater, Ennerdale Bridge,
Gosforth, Eskdale & finishing with the brutal Hardknott & Wrynose
The White Rose Classic (Yorkshire Dales) - Run along the same lines as many European cyclo-sportive events the 3 routes take you through some of the toughest terrain the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, with the epic long route taking in the climb of Fleet Moss. http://www.whiteroseclassic.co.uk
Miscellaneous cycling and other links:
The Official Tour de France Web Site. Also covers all other races organised by the Tour de France organisation. http://www.letour.fr
The Dave Rayner Memorial Fund - Set up in memory of the Bradford rider, the fund supports young British riders racing on the Continent. Riders assisted so far include David Millar (now with Cofidis), who won the opening stage of this year's Tour de France, and Jamie Burrow who recently signed with Lance Armstrong's US Postal team.
Greg Lunt's Chris Boardman page (A 'must visit' for Boardman fans) http://www.lunt.demon.co.uk/boardman.htm
The UCI Web site (World cycling racing governing body). Includes world rankings and up to the minute photos by top cycling photographer Graham Watson. http://www.uci.ch
The Cyclists Touring Club http://www.ctc.org.uk
Sustrans, the civil engineering charity which designs and builds routes for cyclists, walkers and people with disabilities. http://www.sustrans.org.uk
Audax UK, for those with an interest in long distance cycling. http://www.audax.uk.com
The Ordre des Cols Durs (UK) - A cycling club of interest to anybody who enjoys riding the high mountain passes. http://www.ocd.org.uk/
The CTT (Cycling Time Trial, formerly the RTTC) - Governing body of time trialing in England. http://www.rttc.org.uk/
The BCF (British Cycling Federation) http://www.bcf.uk.com
La Bonne Échappé - Various international cycling links. http://www.sirac.qc.ca/lbe/
Credit Agricole - An unofficial site by Marie Donne. http://site.voila.fr/sitesurl
le Net du Cyclisme - A new site covering the history of the Tour de France from its earliest days. In French, but still lots of useful information and photos. http://users.skynet.be/lenetducyclisme/
Villas4Leisure - Holiday properties to rent in Spain, the French Alps and Bulgaria from Graham Baxter (founder of Graham Baxter Sporting Tours).
Cycling links (Trade):
Boobydoo - Sports bras. Sports bra specialists, essential kit for all sporting girls, we are all the support a girl needs.
European Bike Express - Want to cycle tour in Europe without the hassle of train or air travel? This company operates on several routes from the U.K. to France, Spain, and Italy, using luxury coaches and a special trailer that allows you to transport your bike fully assembled. http://www.bike-express.co.uk/
Campagnolo - Bicycle components, rims and aero wheels. http://www.campagnolo.com
Cycles (Castleford, West Yorkshire) - As well as supporting
the needs of the local community, Kendells also offer a wide range
of exotic racing equipment, such as Colnago & Bianchi frames,
and Zipp, Mavic, and Spinergy wheels, etc.
Europe - (No favouritism here)!
Corima - French manufacturer of composite aero wheels and framesets. http://www.corima.com
Eurosport - The European satellite / cable broadcaster; essential for racing fans, with live coverage of the major tours and classics. http://www.eurosport.com
Mavic - Rims, aero wheels and groupsets. http://www.mavic.com
Freewheel - 3 cycle shops in the north of England. (also mail order) http://www.freewheel.co.uk
M.Steel Cycles - (Joe Waugh & Dave Yates frames). One of the UK's premier custom framebuilders. You want it, they'll build it! http://www.msteelcycles.co.uk
Paul Donahue Cycles - Another top UK frame builder. http://www.donohuecycles.co.uk
Terry Dolan - Italian Solutions http://www.bikes-dolan.uk.com
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